[duxhelp] Re: Request for input on DBT installation

  • From: Dave Durber <dadurber@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 08:18:25 -0400

Hello Dave:

During the installation process, there could be a prompt that says
"Please choose the international braille table you want to use as the
display braille table when using the program. Please choose from the
list below:".  You could ship the product with the North American
display as the default.

You could then choose the language from a list box with the <UP> and
<DOWN> arrow keys or you could make the selection by clicking with the
mouse.

What do others think.

Siincerely:

Dave Durber

On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 15:00:07 -0500, you wrote:

>Hello, Testers;
>
>I need you opinion on an issue regarding what happens when DBT boots up for
>the first time.
>
>This involves the Global, Internationalization, Braille Code for Display
>
>Some background is necessary here.
>
>In DBT, if you are looking at a braille file in braille dot font, you see
>the actual dot pattern that will hopefully be embossed. If you are looking
>at a braille file with an inkprint font, things get more interesting.
>
>In North America, we are used to seeing a full cell represented with an
>equal sign. Why? Because that is the way we do it, and all braille devices
>set for North American braille know that an equal sign means a full cell.
>If you are using a braille display device with a screen review program, the
>screen review program looks at the equal sign on the screen and puts a full
>cell on the braille display.
>
>But in France, they prefer an accented e as the print representation of a
>full cell.
>
>DBT has several different tables. If you want to, you can experiment with
>them by selecting Global, Internationalization, Braille Code for Display.
>Be sure to have a braille file, and select an inkprint font to view it
>(otherwise, nothing changes).
>
>-----------------------------------------
>
>Where things get interesting is that the French do not like the system as
>it is. Up till now, when you first boot up
>DBT, it defaults to North American. This does not bother Americans at all.
>But it is annoying to those who give tech support in France who have to
>keep telling people to go to Global, Internationalization, Braille Code for
>Display, and then choose "French"
>
>To deal with this, Pete has put in some code that says "If this is the
>first time this code is being used, and you are in France", set for French
>Braille Code for display.
>
>That is all well and good. But if someone were using a computer 100 meters
>into Belgium, (and had told Windows that their nation was Belgium), then
>DBT would still default to North American because the nation is not French.
>
>----------------------------------------
>
>I think it would be a good idea to extend Peter's idea. I offer a proposal.
>If we can come to some agreement, then DBT can wake up more
>internationalized than before.
>
>----------------------------------------
>
>Step 1:
>
>If located in France, use French display code
>If located in Germany, use German display code
>If located in Spain, use Spanish display code
>If located in the UK, use the British display code
>
>Step 2:
>
>If located in Europe (i.e. the nation's telephone country code starts with
>3 or 4)
>  and the language of interface is French, the use French display code
>  and the language of interface is German, use the German display code
>  and the language of interface is Spanish, use the Spanish display code
>?? if the language of interface is English, do we use North American or
>Britich display code
>(the question is, does nayone outside of the UK ever use the British
>display code)
>
>Step 3:
>If located outside of Europe ...
>(I have no idea of anything but to default to North American)
>(I do not know if those in South America use North American settings or
>Spanish settings on their braille devices)
>
>Some of you may have noticed that DBT does not have any Italian tables for
>braille display. At this point, I do not
>have a valid table (defined as a unique, single ASCII character for every
>64 braille symbols; no braille symbols left out).
>I would welcome a valid Italian table.
>
>---------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>Please respond to this. I would like to work this out quickly.
>
>-- David Holladay
>
>
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